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On the role of water in heterogeneous catalysis: a tribute to Professor M. Wyn Roberts

Davies, Philip Rosser 2016. On the role of water in heterogeneous catalysis: a tribute to Professor M. Wyn Roberts. Topics in Catalysis 59 (8) , pp. 671-677. 10.1007/s11244-016-0539-5

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From the earliest studies of heterogeneous catalysis, it was apparent that water plays a more important role in many systems than simply acting as a solvent. Its wide ranging effects have attracted increasing attention in recent years and was the topic of Prof. M.W. Roberts’ final paper. The present review explores some of the latest work on water in reactions ranging from CO oxidation to Fischer Tropsch catalysis, the different mechanisms proposed for its role are discussed and compared.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI)
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Uncontrolled Keywords: Water; transient; hydroxide; hydroxyl; catalysis; heterogeneous catalysis; gold; Fischer-Tropsch; carbon monoxide; oxidation;
Publisher: Springer Verlag
ISSN: 1022-5528
Funders: EPSRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: 14 March 2016
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2017 11:24

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